“Susan laughed, but it wasn’t funny.”

Posted by sue on March 7th, 2008

In case you’re wondering whether I’ve changed much in the time I’ve been away from the U.S., well, it’s hard to say. I’ve certainly been living in my own little universe lately (thus the lack of communication on this blog), but there are certain things about me that seem to be constant. I know this because the things that my new friends make fun of me for are the same things that my old friends make fun of me for. Things I’ve been made fun of for lately:

I’m still a generous laugher- everyone is about 80% funnier around me.

I trip a lot when walking around (but don’t worry, I rarely fall down, and I haven’t broken any bones lately). Lisbon’s streets & sidewalks are quite uneven and I’m still quite klutzy.

I still talk too loudly when I’ve been drinking.

I’m still a home improvement perfectionist- I helped with some painting at my school and insisted that we paint the wall behind the bookshelves (when the shelves had already been temporarily taken down, of course), just in case the shelves had to be changed later, or didn’t fit exactly back where they had been. And it was just the right way to do it, dammit!

24 Responses to ““Susan laughed, but it wasn’t funny.””

  1. Heather Says:

    This is why we love you Sue! I know that if you are the only one laughing at one of my jokes, it wasn’t funny! Thanks! Miss you guys!

  2. Cathy Says:

    Well, good to know that you’re still the same.

  3. Daniel Says:

    You were right! That is the way to do it. Its a wonder the Brazilians still speak Portuguese.

  4. Mom White Says:

    Sue, I only remember you laughing at any utterance out of Len’s mouth! I always thought that was so neat.

    I used to think any utterance out of my husband’s mouth was brilliant1 I used to tell the kids when they were eating pablum, “You want to be a physicsit, you want to be a physicist, you want to be a physist.” As they are the smartlest people on earth. Little did I know I had the sweetest one made by God.And the smartest.” But I BRAINWASHED my kids.

    I’ll always think of you as laughing. and I’ll always think it was anything Len said.

    MOM White

  5. Gary Says:

    Sue has never laughed at any of my jokes.

  6. Diana & Tim Says:

    Yep, I’d have to say that even spending 2 weeks with you 1/2 way around the world, you’re the same ol’ Sue.

    Everyone has their quirks and really yours aren’t bad.

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